Former Bophuthatswana leader Lucas Mangope has died‚ SABC reported on Friday.
Mangope was the leader of the apartheid-era homeland from 1977 to 1994.
The former high school teacher was widely criticised for being a puppet of the apartheid regime.
During the pre-democracy negotiations‚ Mangope insisted that Bophuthatswana would remain an independent country. However‚ he was overthrown by the military shortly before the first democratic elections.
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